On a Mis­sion

Group 1 win­ner serves car­ni­val warn­ing in trial

The Sportsman Midweek - - Trackwork -

GROUP 1 Cham­pagne Stakes win­ner and the Paul Perry trained THE MIS­SION re­turned to the pub­lic arena last Wed­nes­day at Gos­ford bar­rier tri­als and al­though fin­ish­ing sec­ond it was a su­perb per­for­mance.

Car­ry­ing blink­ers the son of Choisir re­ally ex­tended over the lat­ter stages and 50 me­tres past the post he was a length in front of Supreme Ef­fort.

Have no doubts The Mis­sion is a top class race­horse and will mea­sure up to the best dur­ing the Spring.

The colt is a mag­nif­i­cent spec­i­men and races such as the Golden Rose Caulfield Guineas are his Spring tar­gets.

Ten min­utes later Perry pro­duced an­other smart three-yearold in PERAST.

The son of Snitzel was given a solid hit out and re­sponded in style just as he did at the New­cas­tle tri­als a fort­night ear­lier.

After bolt­ing in a Scone Maiden on de­but Perast was sent south and ran cred­itable third in a Inglis two-year-old At Caulfield early Fe­bru­ary.

It is likely we may see him ap­pear in the Listed Rose­bud on Satur­day at Rose­hill.

Rand­wick trainer John Sar­gent pro­duced two well bred un­raced three-year-old winners at the ses­sion and the duo look real deal.

MARIA VIC­TO­RIA (F Medaglia D’Oro x Za­galia) sat just off the lead­ers in a 1000m heat and once pulled to the out­side by young Ad­kins filly went crunch. Her turn of hoof was ex­plo­sive. De­spite a high head car­riage and rac­ing tad greenly THE DRAKE (G Smart Mis­sile x Gar­rard) was too strong for his ri­vals. Once he learns the trade The Drake may de­velop into a handy type.

By the way the Rand­wick part­ner­ship of Peter and Paul Snow­den ar­rived with a small team with Blake Shinn em­ployed for the morn­ing.

Only one win­ner FURLANA, a Pierro filly who ran a cracker on de­but when sec­ond in mid April on a heavy at War­wick Farm. She’ll be scor­ing in Maiden com­pany soon.

How­ever Team Snow­den would have been pleased with their three placeget­ters at the tri­als - ROYAL NAVY, ROAR­ING TO WIN and JAWHARA all look­ing the part. ARTLEE again shone the bright light for the Kris Lees yard in readi­ness for his come­back run later this month with a soft win over 1000m.

Jockey Aaron Bul­lock summed it up per­fectly when he com­mented “The horse was only in cruise con­trol”.

A length away in third was sta­ble­mate and classy mare SKY­LIGHT GLOW and she too is in the zone for her re­turn in a fort­night.

Two horses which fin­ished third and fourth in Heat 6 de­serve wor­thy men­tions.

AN­OTHER AAN (9/4/1/0) hasn’t got out yet and ART D’AMOUR (6/4/0/0) are very tal­ented gal­lop­ers who ap­pear to have re­turned in fine fet­tle.

Fol­low File – PRINCESS POSH, VILLA CARLOTTA, AHALF, LADY JIVAGO, DY­LAN’S DY­NASTY and ALL FROM SCRAP.

The Mis­sion was on tar­get in a trial at Gos­ford last week

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